Getting rid of these restrictions is going to be the difficult but, isn’t it?

British holidaymakers will have to pay hundreds of pounds for Covid tests if they want to take a trip abroad this summer under plans announced by the Government on Friday.

Travellers who want to visit countries on the safe “green list” will still be expected to pay for gold standard PCR tests on their return to the UK at around £120 each – an extra cost of almost £500 for a family of four.

People who have been fully vaccinated will still be required to take the PCR tests on or before the second day of their arrival back in the UK because of Government concerns that “green list” countries could still harbour new Covid variants.

Every pecksniff in the land is going to be arguing for keeping – as “useful” no doubt – every restriction possible. Here, £500 for leaving the country is going to discourage quite a lot of travel, isn’t it? Someone will start justifying it for the climate……

10 thoughts on “Getting rid of these restrictions is going to be the difficult but, isn’t it?”

  1. It’s almost as if the Government doesn’t believe its own propaganda. The vaccination is super super effective at preventing infection. But if you visit abroad, you will probably return unclean because reasons. Data not dates comrades.

  2. I love the way they have to tell us that 4 times £120 is “almost” £500, because we’re all too thick to do simple arithmetic.

  3. Bloke in Nort Dorset

    decnine,

    Don’t forget the new Hobgolin of “new variant”. There’s no end to that one, they’ve got us by the short and curlies.

  4. Anyone using the term ‘gold standard PCR tests’ clearly has no grasp on reality.

    And Kevin, unfortunately most of those reading it will be too thick.

  5. And if you go to Spain you’ll still have to wear a face nappy everywhere including on the beach. No thanks. I’m afraid the earliest possible return to sanity is 2022.

  6. Stop obeying Johnson’s bullshite. I never obeyed any of it. Obv nothing I can do to make frit business owners open their businesses. If they are determined to commit suicide on Bogus Johnson’s orders I cant change that. But if we all ceased to obey wherever we can that is it for Bogus and the gang.

    Flying is a difficult one as state scum have massive control over only a few operators. And Bogus is determined to end cheap flights as with cars for plebs.

    Defeating his attempted social credit tyranny by abs non-co-operation and forcing our way into places will be a big first step to his total defeat. And making sure e’body knows what is going on.

  7. Ian Reid,

    “And if you go to Spain you’ll still have to wear a face nappy everywhere including on the beach. No thanks. I’m afraid the earliest possible return to sanity is 2022.”

    This is where I’m at with most Covid stuff. If I have to do tests, wear a mask, show someone an app, sit outside in the rain, only go with n other people, you know what? I’m just not going to fucking bother.

    It’s like all my smoking mates who quit pubs after the smoking ban. If they have to stand in the pissing rain half the time, they weren’t going to go to the pub.

  8. I assume it’s a mere coincidence that Channel 5, after ending it’s “Bargain Loving Brits In The Sun” series about expats in Spain, is now showing “Bargain Hunting Brits in Blackpool.” Stay Home, Stay Safe, Protect the NHS.

  9. What Ecks said.

    Can’t affect businesses that need to keep their licences, but individually people can otherwise ignore it all.

    Not ever wearing a face nappy (in the UK with its perfectly valid exemptions, Bongo is different) is the simplest and most visible form, for starters. If more and more people did just that, then the whole charade would slowly start to fall.

    The last 12 months has proven that the useless bell end has no values or principles. If he senses the mood changing, he’d probably just waft along.

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